Jetstar Asia adds Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok services for Lunar New Year

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 approaches with landing gear down.
Kentaro Iemoto from Tokyo, Japan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Jetstar Asia has announced it will operate seven extra return services between Singapore and three key destinations – Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Bangkok – to meet the rising demand for air travel during the 2023 Lunar New Year holidays. 

Additional services in January 2023

These extra flights will supplement Jetstar Asia’s normal scheduled services from 13 to 29 January 2023. The expanded schedule will include: 

Kuala Lumpur

An increase of five services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, upping the frequency to 26 return services a week 


An increase of one additional service between Singapore and Penang, increasing frequency to nine return services a week 


An increase in one additional service between Singapore and Bangkok, increasing frequency to 15 return services a week 

Lunar New Year

Southeast Asian countries traditionally observe the Lunar New Year with public holidays which will fall on 22 and 23 January 2023. It is also named ‘Chinese New Year’ because it is a traditional festival from China. 

December service increases

Last month, Jetstar Asia received approval to operate 21 additional weekly services from Singapore to five popular Southeast Asia cities including Bangkok, Bali, Penang, Phnom Penh and Phuket. 

Launching this month, the new services will create better access to key Southeast Asia cities and provide more opportunities for customers to travel freely within the region.

At the time of the services announcement Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi, noted the rise in demand over the end of year peak travel season:

“We’re seeing strong demand for air-travel in the upcoming holiday period, and we’re responding to ensure more of our customers have more options for low-fares travel during this time,” he said.

“These new services are a response to the pent-up demand for travel and reflects Jetstar Asia’s ongoing focus on rebuilding our extensive network.” 

About the Jetstar Group

The Jetstar Group is one of the largest low-cost airline groups in the Asia Pacific by revenue and has flown more than 300 million passengers since it launched in 2004.

Collectively the Jetstar Group offers more than 5,000 (pre-Covid) flights a week to 58 destinations in 18 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region.

The Group operates a fleet of more than 90 aircraft, including Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321 and Boeing 787-8.

Jetstar Asia first took to the skies in December 2004 and has since flown more than 40 million customers. From Singapore, Jetstar Asia currently operates more than 200 weekly return flights to 11 key destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands and in 2021 was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific.

In 2022 it was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the “2022 World’s Top 10 LCC” released by Airline Ratings. Jetstar Asia was a recipient of the 2022 Resilience Award at the Changi Airline Awards.

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